John Cipollina Live at Longbranch Saloon on 1974-02-01
01. Spin Spin
02. Drunken Irish Setter
04. Little Cindy
05. Pawnshop Man
06. I Hate My House
07. Something Inside You
08. Making A Monster//
Collection JohnCipollinaBand/Artist John CipollinaVenue Longbranch SaloonLocation Berkeley, CASource SBD > ? > CDR (2) > EAC > FLACTaped by unknownTransferred by Tom Shyman
Line up :
Gary Philippet : guitar, vocals
John Cipollina : lead guitar
Jim McPherson? : piano
Hutch Hutchinson? : bass, vocals
David Weber? : drums
This is the most well known Copperhead line-up, and I would say it's the line-up here, as it's after Mario Cipollina and Pete Sears depatures. However, the members are not formally announced, so only Phillippet can be confirmed by his vocals.
"Making A Monster" is cut on the source tape, but not before going 18 minutes!
This is from Feb. '74, but not necessarily the 1st (Archive doesn't do '00') but the exact date is not known. Nearing the very end of Copperhead, this is very likely the last show by them in circulation.
I did no EQ'ing or editing on this and as always, this is your pleasure and for trade only and NOT FOR SALE!
Cipollina fans might want to check out an online vine group that for his material with a zest of using the best known sources. This site is found at groups.msn.com/cipquick
A very big thank you to Brad for releasing this show from his private collection, and Rich for the audio disc!
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August 4, 2015
re: perfectly set in the mix
I was curious to get the exact date so I checked my stack of setlists. The only setlist (on a 3" x 5" card penned by J.C.) with this exact order of songs was one from Homer's' Warehouse Aug 31, 1973. Guilty as charged re: perfectly set in the mix (thank you) and it's not my fault (as J.C. would say) re: the audio dropouts, mix, end of tape cutoff, etc. as I was FOH for Copperhead. That said, I still enjoy listening and thanks for posting the files. Happy Trails to you.
from a setlist on a 3" x 5" card in a stack of many
January 24, 2012
At last! A good-sounding but warm recording of a fantastic Copperhead performance where you can not only hear Cipollina, but he's perfectly set in the mix. This is where you'll find one of the the top 1% great guitar artistry in the world. My favorite archive.org recording.
May 29, 2005
Man I love J.C.
Since my friend Bernie's sister Mootsie turned me on to Pride Of Man on the 45rpm in 68 I've been hooked on John. We all knew that Frieberg was a homey(Walnut Hills High School)See Look magazine fall, 69 "College Bound Freaks, Cream of the Alienated" Only got to see John once; Sept 83 Saltair Pavillion, SLC Utah w/the Dinosaurs. He was on stage behind the amps with the Angels at the garden in Oct 83(did JC promt the return of Stephan). Love him with the "Greek" anytime. God bless All.We've come a long way. This rocks.Gimmee more
May 26, 2005
Man, this is great. Thanks so much to those who are posting the Cip shows. I always listened to and admired QMS from arm's length but really digging the FM hits "Fresh Air" & "What About Me". I never realized the intense talent of Cip and the band until listening to these live boot over 30 years later. Thanks a million!
May 11, 2005
back in the day...
of school dances, and quality bands actually playing them, i got to see Coppehead at one of our school "dances". I was just a lad back then and my world was forever changed by them jamming at our school girls gym, on a friday night. i actually went there to dance, not knowing anything about what i was going to experience, but found myself standing in front of the guitarist, trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. music to me was never going to be the same. thank you so much for posting this show. this is the first Copperhead show here on the archives, and i can't wait for the incarnations of John's yet to come (there were so many).